What Can I Do to Feel Better About My Hair Loss?

Look, hair pieces are freakin’ epic.

When you find one you love, wearing it is like shedding a skin heavier than the emotional baggage your boyfriend walked in with, giving you the freedom to live again.

But you know what else can help achieve this, and costs absolutely nothing?

Telling someone about your hair loss.

Wigs and toppers are great – but they can’t do the inner work for you.

Who to tell?

Hair loss can be a lonely experience.

Finding answers is at times as difficult as solving the mystery around where all your bobby pins and hair ties have gone.

(Side note: we like to imagine all the missing pins and ties from Lusta Hair sipping pina coladas on an island somewhere.)

And while you’re searching for that diagnosis or miracle cure, all the while envying the flowing locks of women around you, you feel pretty damn isolated.

What you don’t realise at first is there are many, many women going through the exact same thing as you. Up to 50 per cent will experience some kind of hair loss in their lifetime.

But finding and nestling yourself into the hair loss community can take time. Which is why in the meantime, it’s important to tell at least one person about your struggle.

So, who?

Choosing someone you trust is important. While we’re all about sharing your hair loss and hair wearing with everyone from your Uber driver to your postie, it’s best to start with a loved one.

If you feel there are no solid options, a medical professional, whether it be your GP or counsellor, might do the trick.

That sweet relief

Losing your hair is hard and nobody should have to cope with that in secret.

So, like taking your bra off at the end of the day, opening up about your hair will feel like a relief.

And often the reaction is never what we feared.

You can always set boundaries too – if you aren’t chasing advice for example – let that person know up front.

“I have something to tell you that has been hard for me. And if you could just listen without offering a solution that would mean the world to me.”

Of course, if telling someone hasn’t gone to plan, and you’re feeling worse than before, you may like to reach out to a counselling support service to unpack how it went.

Look after yourself.

Being vulnerable is hard but the reward is great.

Likely the person you have shared with will now be able to act as a confidant.

Someone who can hold our hand through the journey. Listen to your woes. Share your highs (like buying your first piece!)

Many of our clients find once they have opened up to one person – they can’t stop! The high of releasing those feelings of shame is real and addictive.

Go forth queens.


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